Introducing Jewcy’s New Art Designer
Jewcy is pleased to introduce Michael Morlitz, our new art designer. He comes to us from the city of brotherly love with a singular passion for graphic design. I first talked to Michael a week or two before the holidays. … Read More
Jewcy is pleased to introduce Michael Morlitz, our new art designer. He comes to us from the city of brotherly love with a singular passion for graphic design. I first talked to Michael a week or two before the holidays. Meeting him was like getting an early Christmas present; he was covered in wrapping paper, had a bow on top of his head, and I smiled as if I liked him, while fully intending to return him on December 26 with a gift receipt. I was mistaken, however. Michael was not the aging holiday fruitcake that I had hoped would tidily complete my metaphor. Instead, he was an artist. And not in the conventional sense, either – a good one. We asked Michael what information he could give us about himself and he sent us what appeared to be his MySpace user profile. In between shout-outs to his "peeps" (LOL!), we learned that his extensive resume included work for the Gotham ad agency, Doremus, New York & Company, and Odyssey/Iliad. He plays the bass, enjoys rock and roll (citing specifically The Beatles, Cream, The Byrds, Led Zeppelin, Mogwai, and Radiohead) and movies such as Rushmore, The Royal Tennenbaums, Mission: Impossible (1 and 3, only, apparently), The Big Lebowski, T-2: Judgment Day, and Risky Business, as well as the Harry Potter books. His favorite artist, he says, is Barnett Newman, and he speculates that he may have OCD. While I can't personally agree with all of his musical tastes (Led Zeppelin music makes my brain hemorrhage, but who can argue with The Beatles?) his movies are dead-on. So far, his obsessive compulsive disorder hasn't really been an issue, although I do worry that his incessant light switch-licking are going to make the faceplates rust. We'll have to keep an eye on that. Since his arrival, Michael's changed the office in innumerable ways. Innumerable mostly because we've put him in the back office where no one has to interact with him or enumerate the ways in which the office has changed. His design work, however, remains top-notch, and we're more than happy to welcome him to the Jewcy staff.
Enjoy some photos.